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Kary’s new Samaritan Theatre is an act of giving

June 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU director and acting instructor Michael Kary is using his passion for theatre to fuel another passion – helping the needy. His new Samaritan Theatre, featuring College of Fine Arts and Production alumni and students, will donate all ticket sales from each production to a worthy cause. Its first performance, “The Servant and the Fool,” opens June 30 at Horizon High School in Scottsdale.

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Alumni serve up a slice of hope for the needy

June 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A new GCU mission was at work Friday when a group of GCU volunteers of the Alumni Phoenix Chapter signed up to make and distribute more than 100 pizzas at St. Vincent de Paul in two hours. “It’s a hard job, and it’s one we can’t do without our volunteers,” said Jessica Dickerson, the kitchen coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul.

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GCU’s newest ‘coach’ is director of public safety

June 13, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Joe Yahner had it all planned out. After retiring from the Phoenix Police Department, he was going to be a teacher and coach. But then he got an opportunity to be Grand Canyon University’s director of public safety, and he has brought his teaching and coaching instincts to campus. “I plan to be a part of campus life,” he said.

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Changing lives (including their own) at Dream Center

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Summer vacation or not, GCU College of Humanities and Social Sciences counseling professors and students continue to bring group therapy sessions to sex-trade survivors sheltered at the Phoenix Dream Center. “The students benefit from the service work,” said CHSS counseling lead Denise Krupp. “I want them to have a good, wonderful feeling when they leave.” And the survivors benefit by bonding, learning about themselves and gaining self-esteem.

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Alhambra students get straight talk at ‘Believe & Achieve’

June 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alhambra High School students heard some important messages Tuesday in the fifth annual “Believe & Achieve” at GCU Arena. University admissions counselor Kyle Speed was among the speakers who urged students to make the right choices.

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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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GCU Summer Soccer Camps have variety of options

May 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Registration is open for the GCU Summer Soccer Camps for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 6-15, the first of which is scheduled for June 5-9 on campus. Camps are offered to a wide range of ages, and all are at GCU campus fields. The 2017 camp season begins with the opportunity to train alongside GCU players, men’s coach Schellas Hyndman, his staff and volunteers.

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GCU employees show giving spirit at volunteer fair

May 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University employees typically have big hearts and a desire to help others, and the Volunteer with a Purpose Fair held Wednesday gave them a chance to do just that. More than 200 attended the event and signed up to support some of the charities that help the young, the poor and the ill. “We want to be a Kingdom of God, both as a University and individually, and as followers of Jesus Christ we want to help bring justice and hope,” said Jim Miller, GCU’s new corporate chaplain.

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GCU deals military heroes a day to treasure

May 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Residents of the Arizona State Veteran Home were in for a special morning Tuesday when 40 GCU employees and volunteers celebrated their service with games, songs and tasteful goodies. For some, like Shirley Shipp, the wife of a veteran, the visit was an exciting change to her daily routine at the Veteran Home. “I love to serve the Lord, and I am grateful to see how Grand Canyon also loves doing that, too,” she said.

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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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